A hierarchical path planning and obstacle avoidance system for an autonomous underwater vehicle

F. Khorrami, P. Krishnamurthy

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a Maritime Underwater Navigation System (MUNS) for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs). The proposed MUNS has a hierarchical architecture comprising of a Wide Area Planner (WAP) and a Local Area Planner (LAP). MUNS is intended to be a plug-and-play module to provide obstacle avoidance and path planning capabilities to existing UUV platforms thereby expanding operational capabilities in cluttered and littoral environments. MUNS is designed to be flexible and to support a variety of tasks including point-to-point moves, object inspection, contour tracking, and region scanning/searching. The performance of MUNS has been validated through extensive simulation studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009
Pages3579-3584
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2009Jun 12 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Other

Other2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period6/10/096/12/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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